Health Center

Vanguard University Health Center

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In the event of a life-threatening illness or injury, immediately call 911 and contact Campus Safety at extension 6799.  You can also contact Campus Safety through the communication system on one of the four Code Blue Towers located throughout the campus.  Campus Safety Officers are on-call 24 hours a day. 

Responding to Medical Emergencies on Campus

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The purpose of the VU Health Center is to provide first aid and injury treatment to students as well as be a point of contact for students who may need medical referrals to local urgent care facilities, hospitals, allied health professionals, and counseling.

The Center is located across from the bathroom on the first floor of the Laguna Dorm.  The hours for the Health Center are Monday through Thursday from 10:00am-5:00pm (Closed Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00pm-1:00pm) and Friday from 10:00am-12:00pm. Please feel free to reach us during those hours at extension 6471.

Meet the Health Center Staff

Health Center Director
Dr. Terry Zeigler

Dr. Terry A. Zeigler Ed.D., ATC has twenty-five years of experience treating and caring for students as a Board Certified allied health care provider.  She specializes in the recognition, assessment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries with expertise in the recognition and management of concussion.  Her focused research is in reducing the risk of catastrophic injuries in the sport of competitive cheer and has a number of articles written on the subject.  She is also a featured writer and Board member for SportsMD website with published articles on a wide variety of subjects including improving safety in cheerleading, returning to sport safely after an injury, managing concussion, recognizing and preventing eating disorders, women’s health issues, and the proper care of musculosketal injuries.  Dr. Zeigler also serves as a tenured professor within the department of Kinesiology.

Allied Health Provider
Colby McKamey, BS, ATC

Mr. Colby McKamey has served as an allied health care provider since 2012.  He graduated from VU and passed his Board Certification exam shortly after he graduated.  His future goal is to pursue graduate school in one of the health professions.

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Health Center Student Assistants

The student assistants are all Kinesiology:Pre-Health majors desiring to pursue careers in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, and general medicine.  This year we have the following students assisting in the Health Center: Brianna Audelo, Alexis Binns, Paul Roh, and Callie Zeigler.

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Services Provided

In the event of an illness or serious injury, the student will be referred to one of the following sites listed below depending upon their medical insurance plan:

Hoag Health Center – Costa Mesa – Urgent Care Services
1190 Baker Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
949/764-7777
 
Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
1 Hoag Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949/764-HOAG (4624)
 
Kaiser Harbor-MacArthur Medical Offices – Urgent Care Services
3401 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA  92704
1-888-988-2800 (toll free)
 
Kaiser Medical Hospital for Emergency Services
6640 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92618
949-932-5000

Directions to each of these facilities are posted on the wall outside of the Health Center. You can also click the link to each facility for more information.